(02 Dec 2020)
WATG, one of the world’s leading travel and tourism
design firms, has appointed David D. Moore AIA, as President and
Chief Executive Officer.

Moore, who joined WATG in 1989, succeeds Anthony Mallows, who has led
the firm with distinction since 2017. Moore is the first CEO from
WATG to be based in Asia Pacific, a region he pioneered for the
firm in the 1990s.

David D. Moore. Click to enlarge.

A graduate of
California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, Moore
has more than 30 years of design experience, including deep knowledge in an array of project types
from large mixed-use and urban developments to beachside retreats
and luxury boutique environments.

A few of his notable projects
include the Four Seasons Tianjin, Conrad Maldives, Bellagio
Shanghai, The Ritz-Carlton and JW Marriott Beijing, Shangri-La
Boracay and Anantara Peace Haven.

Moore previously served as
Regional Managing Director for Asia Pacific and China and launched
the firm’s Shanghai office in 2018. He has been on the board since
2011.

Commenting on his appointment, Moore
said, “I am honored to assume the leadership role at WATG and to
have had the privilege of working with Anthony for the last three
years. On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to thank
Anthony for his inspirational leadership. His contribution to WATG
and Wimberly Interiors was exemplary, and he will be deeply
missed.”

Founded
in 1945 and celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, WATG specializes in hospitality,
entertainment, gaming, urban, mixed-use and high-end residential
design.

Throughout its history, WATG and Wimberly Interiors, WATG’s interior design studio, have designed over 400 built projects in 170
countries and territories around the world.

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